Movies like Leo

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Leo (2002)
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Leo (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A young mother is plagued by a tragic mistake and alienates her little boy. A brilliant writer is released from prison after serving a 15-year sentence and begins working at Vic's Diner. Their stories converge when the man must overcome obstacles of the past to save the little boy and ultimately himself.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, suspense
Plot: infidelity, release from prison, prison, going straight, redemption, prison life, life is a bitch, love affair, family problems, confined, husband wife relationship, pregnancy, diner, rape, family relations, parents and children, hopes, dysfunctional family, couples, death in the family, single parent, child abuse, grieving widower, sex, fight ...
Time: contemporary, 60s, 1960s
Place: mississippi

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Most similar movies to Leo

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and emotional films with plots about family relations, family problems, life is a bitch, parents and children, dysfunctional family, redemption and couples mostly in Drama and Action genres. Some movies like Leo: I Smile Back (2015), Everyday (2012), The United States of Leland (2003), Fathers and Sons (2005), Safe Passage (1994). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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I Smile Back (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Laney is an attractive, intelligent suburban wife and devoted mother of two adorable children. She has the perfect husband who plays basketball with the kids in the driveway, a pristine house, and a shiny SUV for carting the children to their next ...
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, captivating, touching ...
Plot: unfaithful wife, mental illness, suburbs, cheating wife, family problems, going straight, hopes, life is a bitch, redemption, dysfunctional family, addiction, marriage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new jersey
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95%
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Everyday (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: This film charts the relationship between a man imprisoned for drug smuggling and his wife and is being shot over the course of five years, a few weeks at a time.
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, captivating, touching ...
Plot: parents and children, confined, life is a bitch, family relations, couples, hopes, prison, husband wife relationship, drug smuggling, society, prison life, couple relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
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89%
The United States of Leland (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A withdrawn young man, Leland Fitzgerald is imprisoned for the murder of a mentally disabled boy, who also happened to be the brother of his girlfriend, Becky. As the community struggles to deal with the killing, Pearl Madison, a teacher at the ...
Style: meditative, psychological, bleak, realistic, serious ...
Plot: murder, teacher, dysfunctional family, family relations, prison, theft, crimes, investigation, parents and children, prison life, life is a bitch, lifestyle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, california, italy, phoenix arizona, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
Fathers and Sons (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Intertwined tales of three families who grow up on the same street, focusing on the relationship of fathers and sons. The first section features Anthony and Jenny and traces the father-son bond that develops between Anthony and his newborn son over ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: infidelity, family relations, single parent, dysfunctional family, couples, life is a bitch, midlife crisis, homecoming, eccentric family, family life, parents and children, terminal illness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: san diego california, los angeles, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
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Safe Passage (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A mother with seven sons feels like she's losing control of her life and her family. But personal...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, sentimental, melancholic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, family relations, pain, life is a bitch, family life, parents and children, family problems, terminal illness, terrorism, death in the family, eccentric family, siblings relations ...
Time: 90s, 70s
Place: middle east, new jersey, utah, beirut lebanon, london
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84%
Woman Thou Art Loosed (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: An adaptation of Bishop T.D. Jakes' self-help novel, chronciling a woman's struggle to come to terms with her legacy of abuse, addiction and poverty.
Style: emotional, sentimental, touching, serious, captivating ...
Plot: redemption, sexual abuse, bishop, going straight, youth, life is a bitch, prostitute, hopes, drug abuse, addiction, family problems, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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74%
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Nine Lives (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Captives of the very relationships that define and sustain them, nine women resiliently meet the travails and disappointments of life.
Style: serious, sincere, sentimental, touching, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: pregnancy, friendship, abortion, family relations, dysfunctional family, family problems, love affair, human nature, couple relations, parents and children, love and romance, couples ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
Thirteen Conversations About One Thing (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The lives of a lawyer, an actuary, a housecleaner, a professor, and the people around them intersect as they ponder order and happiness in the face of life's cold unpredictability.
Style: psychological, bleak, serious, touching, contemplative ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: redemption, infidelity, false accusation, human nature, love affair, parents and children, dishonesty, life is a bitch, couples, understanding, family relations, destiny ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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Brides (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Georgia
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Nutsa, a young mother, lives with her two children in a suburbs of Tblissi in Georgia. Her partner Goga is in prison. They get married, so she gains the right to talk to him once a month in the visiting room on the other side of the glass. The ...
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, disturbing
Plot: prison, prison life, family relations, couple relations, confined, family problems, life is a bitch, couples, crumbling marriage, visitation rights, parents and children, female director
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: georgia (former ussr)
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69%
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Country (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Gilbert Ivy and his wife Jewell are farmers. They seem to be working against the odds, producing no financial surplus. Gilbert has lost hope of ever becoming prosperous, but his wife decides to fight for her family.
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, sentimental, bleak ...
Plot: family relations, life is a bitch, against the odds, survival, couple relations, family business, couples, family in crisis, parents and children, human nature, down on your luck, family problems ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: iowa, america
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Turn the River (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A pool shark takes the ultimate gamble when she kidnaps her own son and flees her ex-husband.
Style: realistic, bleak, psychological, serious, gloomy
Plot: billiards, kidnapping, gambling, family relations, hopes, parents and children, dysfunctional family, addiction, family problems, life is a bitch, crimes, going straight ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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Jailbait (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Randy commits a crime that would normally get him probation and a hefty fine, but in the "three-strikes" world of justice, he finds himself locked up for 25 years. His cellmate Jake is a congenial yet remorseless lifer who casually informs ...
Style: psychological, serious, realistic
Plot: prison, criminal heroes, life is a bitch, power relations, prison life, false accusation, sexual abuse, murder, confined, going straight, fighting the system, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary
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63%
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Eve's Bayou (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: The story is set in 1962 Louisiana. The big Batiste family is headed by charming doctor Louis. Though he is married to beautiful Roz, he has a weakness for attractive women patients. One day Louis is flirting with married and sexy Metty Mereaux, not ...
Style: serious, realistic, contemplative, touching, atmospheric ...
Plot: curse, dysfunctional family, infidelity, small town, murder, prophecy, family relations, all black cast, aunt niece relationship, superstition, tavern, incest ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: louisiana, usa, detroit
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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Ombline (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Ombline, a 20-year-old woman, is sent to prison for three years after committing a violent assault on a police officer. Just when she has lost all hope for the future, she discovers that she is pregnant. The law allows her to rear her newborn for ...
Style: touching, bleak, serious, realistic, gloomy
Plot: newborn baby, prison, women's prison, family problems, single parent, hopes, prison life, family relations, confined, life is a bitch, babies and infants, starting over ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
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61%
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Daybreak (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Sweden, shortly before Christmas. Surgeon Rickard is told the job he expected goes to a Dane, because of his substance abuse. It's too late to cancel dinner with his in-laws. The guest couple announces their in-vitro is a success. Then ...
Style: sincere, touching, bleak, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: infidelity, vengeance, crumbling marriage, family problems, dishonesty, redemption, couples, family relations, love affair, parents and children, couple relations, introspection ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Down to the Bone (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A woman stuck in a stale marriage struggles to raise her children and manage her secret drug habit. But when winter comes to her small town, her balancing act begins to come crashing down.
Style: sincere, touching, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Plot: addiction, infidelity, rehabilitation, cocaine, going straight, dysfunctional family, human nature, life is a bitch, family life, drug abuse, working class, destructive relationship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
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54%
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Pure (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A young boy trying to deal with his mother's heroin addiction befriends a waitress who helps him cope with the tough situation.
Style: sincere, emotional, touching, serious, realistic ...
Plot: rehabilitation, drug abuse, addiction, going straight, friendship, family relations, prostitute, life is a bitch, dysfunctional family, teenage life, parents and children, human nature ...
Time: contemporary
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 7.1
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White Oleander (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A teenager journeys through a series of foster homes after her mother goes to prison for committing a crime of passion.
Style: emotional, disturbing, touching, realistic, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: mother daughter relationship, women's prison, teenage life, bad mother, coming of age, family relations, murder, crimes, foster home, parents and children, fall in love, custody ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, california, nova scotia, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Sherrybaby (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: After serving time in prison, former drug addict Sherry Swanson returns home to reclaim her young daughter from family members who have been raising the child. Sherry's family, especially her sister-in-law, doubt Sherry's ability to be a ...
Style: emotional, bleak, serious, depressing, realistic ...
Plot: ex convict, drug abuse, support group, mother daughter relationship, warden, parole officer, addiction, starting over, parents and children, family problems, life is a bitch, rehabilitation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: new jersey, delaware, usa
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51%
Everything Put Together (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Everything Put Together is a 2000 film directed by Marc Forster starring Radha Mitchell and Megan Mullally.
Style: psychological, realistic, serious, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: redemption, losing-it hero, pregnancy, family life, social decay, dysfunctional family, terminal illness, family problems, crumbling marriage, life is a bitch, babies and infants, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 90s
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50%
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Mainline (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 77 min.
Story: The uneasy relationship between a mother and daughter is made all the more turbulent by drug abuse in this downbeat drama from Iranian filmmakers Rakhshan Bani-Etemad and Mohsen Abdolvahab
Style: sincere, emotional, serious, realistic, gloomy
Plot: dysfunctional family, redemption, hopes, rehabilitation, family relations, couples, family problems, drug abuse, addiction, parents and children, life is a bitch, lovers apart ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: middle east, iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Ladybird Ladybird (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Maggie has had four children, by four different fathers, removed by social services because of a previous violent relationship. When she meets Jorge, a gentle Latin American refugee, she gradually sees her chance for happiness, but her history still ...
Style: thought provoking, realistic, biting, suspense, emotional ...
Plot: pregnancy, family relations, social worker, love, working class, fighting the system, immigrants, dysfunctional family, family life, temperamental, family problems, domestic disturbance ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: england, london, paraguay, liverpool, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
This Girl's Life (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: "Slice of life" take on life of international porn celebrity, Moon, and her musings on modern life, love and loss.
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, thought provoking, captivating ...
Plot: infidelity, porn actress, investigation, life is a bitch, lifestyle, human nature, sexual relations, parents and children, love affair, showbiz, family problems, starlet ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Forgive Me (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Violette, an expectant wife, who opens a nasty barrel of worms by filming a documentary about her dysfunctional family, to be shown to her (as yet) unborn son.Through her ever-present lens, Violette begins to unearth one nasty family secret after ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful
Plot: dysfunctional family, family relations, pregnancy, family problems, couples, uncover truth, parents and children, infidelity, adultery, disturbed childhood, father daughter relationship, siblings relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Wrath of Cain (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A former kingpin of the streets, Miles “Cain” Skinner is doing life in prison. He is feared and respected among the inmates. When Cain learns that his sentence will be shortened only by brain cancer, his urgency to change his ways goes into ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: prison life, life sentence, prison, terminal illness, family problems, redemption, hopes, uninhibited rivalry, rivalry, parents and children, life is a bitch, father son relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Spitfire Grill (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Percy, upon being released from prison, goes to the small town of Gillead, to find a place where she can start over again. She is taken in by Hannah, to help out at her place, the Spitfire Grill. Percy brings change to the small town, stirring ...
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: small town, friendship, prison, hopes, false accusation, redemption, church, bittersweet, self discovery, friends, couples, social relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: maine, usa, new england, ohio, kentucky
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Shipping News (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: An emotionally-beaten man with his young daughter moves to his ancestral home in Newfoundland to reclaim his life.
Style: captivating, serious, sentimental, touching, melancholic ...
Plot: adultery, redemption, small town, haunted by the past, starting over, single parent, survival, isolation, kidnapping, reporter, parents and children, love affair ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada, atlantic ocean, new jersey, newfoundland
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Shoot the Moon (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: After fifteen years of marriage, an affluent couple divorce and take up with new partners.
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, psychological, dramatic ...
Plot: family relations, infidelity, divorce, tennis court, marital crisis, dysfunctional family, fall in love, family life, family in crisis, love affair, parents and children, suburban life ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: san francisco, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Bastard Out of Carolina (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Difficult tale of poor, struggling South Carolinian mother & daughter, who each face painful choices with their resolve and pride. Bone, the eldest daughter, and Anney her tired mother, grow both closer and farther apart: Anney sees Glen as ...
Style: realistic, thought provoking, serious, disturbing, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: sexual abuse, pedophile, family relations, corporal punishment, dysfunctional family, parents and children, life is a bitch, child rape, family in crisis, innocence lost, family problems, coming of age ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1940s, 90s, 40s ...
Place: south carolina, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
In Your Hands (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Anna, a young theology graduate, starts work as a prison chaplain. She becomes especially concerned about one inmate, Kate, regarded as difficult and withdrawn, but whom the other inmates credit with mysterious healing powers.
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, emotional, bleak ...
Plot: prison, prison life, child killer, couples, family problems, clergy, hopes, confined, addiction, couple relations, husband wife relationship, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%